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was going to be the great seal of the united states. and a certain group of american leaders thought that it should be the bald eagle but another group said no, the image of the united states, the seal should show moses leading the children of israel out of bondage and into the promised land. there was this heated debate. america came this close to having moses as its national symbol. you got the folically challenged bird instead. but the authors of the moses seal were none other than thomas jefferson and benjamin franklin. so they had internalized the biblical narrative. now, for many of this generation of founding mothers and founding fathers, the fact that they were the new israel meant that they had a kinship relationship with the old israel, the jewish people. it meant since they were -- they had inherited a new promised land. they had a connection with the old promised land. and they concluded that to be good christians, to be good americans, it was their divinely ordained duty to help the old israel go back and restore their ancient kingdom to help god fulfill his promises to
is the united states didn't have much competition in those days we won the war and japan and europe were not major competitors. but even today germany, other countries like germany, they have a social compact very similar to the one we had. and that means german workers are enjoying the benefits of productivity increases, unemployment is relatively low, and their standard of living is very high, and the very rich take home a much smaller share of the total gains from growth than they do in the united states. >> professor i want to focus on that last issue, because you are exactly correct. you know i agree with you, any importance of unions and the social account that we all believe will help the entirety of our population central to what we should be doing. let's talk about trade in particular, because we have entered a series of multi-lateral and by bilateral trade agreements how can workers compete against labor in the number you hear is 2 to 3 billion additional workers competes against our domestic work force. so that general motors and ford are now invest
-2012 there will be no war, no deal. this is a to 13 problem. and ultimately it will be a problem with the united states fundamentally is going to have to wrestle with. syria, the situation there will continue until two things occur. number one, the russians can be dissuaded from their policy of backing -- and there would be some fundamental change on the ground. right now you don't even have a hurting stalemate. you have a situation where the regime still controls the issuance of state power. the opposition will not break but neither can it cause the regime to break. now what to do about this. this of course is the great co-none drum. what do we do? here again i am a believer. in the united states determines that it is in its vital national interest to remove this regime, then it should act comprehensively and decisively in an effort to do it. if it does not believe it it is in the vital national interest to resume it and in my judgment it is not a vital national interest, we should stay out and certainly not adopt the kind of half-baked ill advised, half measures that will get us into a military commi
dialogue the united states raises the importance of human rights and fundamental freedom. >> here to unravel this mystery, is former assistant secretary of state for pubic affairs under president obama, p.j. crowley. thank you so much for your time tonight. >> good evening, eliot. >> help me out here i have been reading these stories as they have been emerging. explain to me -- who is mr. chen and why is the entire world focused on him? is he that important? was he that fundamental of civil rights voice in china. >> well, you gave a pretty good synopsis of what he is trying to do what makes him unusual as an activist in china who has come to the attention and not positively so the chinese government is actually his instinct was to find a way to continue his activism while staying in china. the united states has a long history of -- of bringing activists from china, safe passage in asylum in the united states so this was potentially a revolutionary situation. unfortunately china has reverted back to form. they have been cracking down on dissidents for a number of
as dark winter, where they theorized the placing of smallpox in three locations in the united states, major metropolitan hubs with air terminals, and within a year it concluded, this independent study concluded that there would be more than a million americans dead as a result of that. not a nuclear attack. not a chemical attack, but in effect a biological attack. and not a complicated one. not something that takes a lot of money or a lot of skill sets. imagine a million people -- imagine our country, if the goal of terror is to terrorize, to alter your behavior. imagine what the behavior pattern would have been in our country. there would be martial law. you'd have people guarding their state boundaries to try to avoid -- when i grew up, if you had smallpox or chickenpox or measles, they put a quarantine sign on your house. and you weren't allowed to go out. and no one was allowed to go into your house. this is back in the 1930s. you can imagine the whole country doing that. petrified. because of the lack of protection against smallpox. and that was very much in the president's mind
. i'm david wynder. i represent water aid here in the united states. and we've been involved in putting together a partnership called the summitation for water which met here last weekend in washingt washington. in the partnership we've been together, multilateral, bilateral organizations, civil society organizations, national governments to really think conservatively of how you can get more resources into the sector but also how you can improve the use and management of those resources. it's only been going for three or four years. the united states government only joined at the last meeting, but we've been very encouraged by this example of how to bring together a multicultural partnership. i'd like the panelis to comment on this. is there an example of these that can be replicated in other sectors? and what do you see as the value? thank you. >> glad to be able to be at the ministerial meeting in washington that talked about that partnership. and we're trying to take you to the gates foundation, especially on the sanitation side. i think what is intriguing about it -- i'm
and gospel music to represent the united states aboard in the struggle for hearts and minds overseas. okay. now this is also a period in which there's a connect between the civil rights movement and african independence movement. while young people in the united states cannot be served at lunch counters, african nations are gaining independence and so you have dr. king as a guest of honor at the independence festivities in ghana. there he is with the prime minister of ghana. and dr. king came back from the independence ceremonies and spoke to his congregation and really felt optimistic about the prospects for change after having seen the british colonial union jack go down and the newly independent -- the flag of the newly independent nation of ghana go up. here you have malcolm x who visited ghana after he left the nation of islam, when he was trying to start a new political formation, a more radical formation that really sort of engaged critically with the u.s. foreign and domestic policy. here he is with maya angelou who tells the story of being asked by malcolm to work for his new orga
security, it covers economics. it covers the environment. and you know, if you just take the united states, you know, it's 4% of the world's population. you know, 20% or more of the world's economy. you got an interest in what's happening out there, whether it's from your own sense of ethics or whether it's your economic or security self-interest. so institutions like the world bank help address some of those problems and help not only improve the lives for people in those countries but there be can come back and help europe and the united states japan, canada and others. >> obviously you're talking to a converted audience in terms of international audience with the desire to link ourselves together and create a common good both in the developed world and developing world. so i throw it open to a question. if you could raise your hand, identify yourself and don't be shy. i know it's always hard to get the first one out there. got one over here. looks likes an interaction staff person which was not a plant. >> no, not a plant. is this on? >> yeah. >> yes, thank you so much for your comments
, it became law. and the united states shifted to a different system, which has really been a great benefit to our country. there is no question but that the armed forces today, the men and women, every single person is there because they want to be there. they raised their hands and said send me, and god bless them for it. but it was that concept of milton friedman's that he pushed and pushed early on. of course the flip side of that is that i also was involved in something that was quite apart from a conservative tradition. richard nixon went up to camp david back in 1970, i guess, and when he came back down, he had decided to impose wage price controls on america and i remember george schultz came to me and said i want to run the wage price controls for the united states of america. and i said i don't believe in them. and he said i know, don. that's why we want you to do it, because it's such a bad idea. sure enough, they were imposed, and what we did was try to manage them so they didn't distort our economy so we wouldn't release a lot of the smaller companies, we had the larger compani
? >>reporter: she has heard nothing. she says no united states officials, no one from the secret service has contacted her for her side of the story. >> she has not had any contact with any person from the american government, any agency, or anything. she said that if they wanted it track her they could do it easily] and they have not. >> thank you is raising eyebrows on capitol hill. new york republican congressman peter king, the chair of the house homeland security security committee says secret service said it could not find two of the women involved not scandal, including this woman. the congressman king said "i have3juuuyked she does not see anything weird that could remit this man to president obama or any information on that. she said the agents begged her not to call the police but she told them they didn't care about her situation, not getting paid, why should she care about theirs. she said they never wanted this to be public and it has "damaged her life." traits? >>trace: it will continue, and now, live from washington. thank you. there is word the united states and china may hav
a broad. it's a move that could end a diplomatic crisis with the united states. and final campaign rallies are underway in france ahead of sunday's presidential elections. opinion polls show that nicolas sarkozy and francois hollande as close as they've ever been. now i've been joined in the studio by rachel, bringing us the business news. one of the top stories you're looking at, rachel, is facebook and that initial public offering, i.p.o., what he wants the latest thinking on that? >> so this book is 8 years old, 900 million users worldwide, and thee decided now is the time to float on the markets. everybody's talking about t. the big question is will people want to invest in it? one of the things is the founder, mark zuckerberg. he's almost 60% control of boasting rights. as recently as last month, he agreed to buy the photo sharing site for a pillion dollars, and told the board about it afterwards. so earlier, i spoke to stewart mills and asked how he thinks mr. zuckerberg will answer to shareholders. >> when the board and shareholders start coming in and saying, look, we own this comp
. >> the american empire is in decline and, yes, the united states remains the most powerful weaponized military system the earth has ever known. that is treacherous combination. no politician will say that the empire is declining and that the game is over. it's over. now what? >> someone from romney and someone from obama's past. >> he really thinks it is over. he you have to ask yourself why. the guy that wrote the book what he is saying, what he is saying let's the first of all remember nobody has any money, nobody is buying anything, nobody is going out and getting things in terms of expensive clothing. to me the most important thing for romney to do is not take the bait and talk about economic mobility. that is what people in america want. i realize i was born in wealth but if i worked really hard i could get there but i'm not going to get a job if they don't have any money. doesn't it look poorly on president obama with bill ayers? >> this is like a football game. on one side you 6 capitalism. on the other side you have socialism. the problem is barack obama is the referee. any time you go
for the united states, and if they weren't, by the way, you should be very worried because if we can't take on the syrian military, i don't know what enemy we can take on. so that's one important piece. here's a second important piece. what are our ideals for iran? well, they're the same as for everybody else. that the iranian people should live under a government that represents them, that doesn't owe press them, that doesn't kill people, doesn't murder women in the streets. i think we could go on. doesn't sponsor terrorism, doesn't seek nuclear weapons, doesn't share their work with syria as iran did or with north korea as it does to this today. if anybody saw the photos of north koreans in iran recently. so we want a better government in iran. how do we begin to get there? we begin to get there first by action in syria, second, by having a clear vision of what it is we seek to achieve there. we haven't had a clear vision of what we seek to achieve in iran since the revolution in 1979. we could have that clear vision. does that mean that we can achieve it? no. does that mean that we can c
months. for in addition to the record levels of security assistance the united states was already providing israel, our administration secured an additional $205 million to help produce the short range rocket defense system iron dome. the purpose of this money was to enable israel to accelerate production of iron dome batteries. well, during the recent attacks from gaza, iron dome intercepted nearly 0% of the rockets it tried to engage. and that's dozens of deadly explosions done by otherwise have taken place at hospitals, schools, or homes. it's been a god send for besieged communities along israel's border with gaza and the department of defense i'd like to say has announced recently or intent to provide israel with additional support for this critical defensive system. in addition, we continue to work with israel on the arrow weapons system to intercept medium range ballistic missiles and david sling the shorter range missile defense system. against these procan you remember programs we continue to collaborate on a powerful system linked to an early u.s. warning system that cou
be a more dangerous world if the united states were less involved and contributing less to the people and stability and had a weaker deterrent and less ability to dissuade people from engaging in the kinds of adventures that they would avoid were the united states seen as capable, engaged, and contributing to peace and stability. >> next question. mr. faust. >> earlier when you were speaking you mentioned that it's a -- >> this is not fair. they've got computers. he's sitting there reading. >> i can see it, mr. secretary. there's cartoons on it. >> that's a relief. okay. >> but earlier you mentioned, you said it's a battle of ideas referring to the war on terror and similar to the soviet union. but if that's the case, then shouldn't we be worried less about going to war and pre-emptive strikes and those measures and working more on soft power and making -- and focusing inward on america itself so that that way we'll be a country that people want to look up to and be like. because we're suffering from i'd say a lot of maladies right now that make other countries say oh, it doesn't seem
did. >> you think he failed. it sounds like. >> he has more jobs in china than united states. >> i don't think we made a mistake. when you create jobs overseas than you do here. >> talking about context. >> up next. did president obama say details about his love life. his memoir dreams. some of his ex-girlfriends are coming out of the woodwork. it's my turn to answer questions on facebook. send any questions that you have for me. we're going to take five great ones right after the show. i will post the answers about 6:30 eastern. keep an eye out for them. ♪ ♪ ♪f! ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> welcome back. according to politico. in barack obama auto biography he talks about his often new york girlfriend. she is a blend of characters. instead of old fresh fruit, it's an old flame. obama admitted as much in the book's first edition. this is like the obama eats dog story, a fact you would have known had you read his book. that there is real scoop. nobody read his book. the only person that read the book was bill ayers because that was admiring his work -- joke. that goes back to the vetting of ca
kobayashi. the united states is renegotiating with c china over the fate of the chinese human rights activist chen quangcheng, who was transferred to a beijing hospital from the u.s. embassy there wednesday. the u.s. government announced chen would be moved to a safe location within the country reflecting his choice. the move was based on an agreement with china. on thursday, chen revealed his concerns to nhk in a telephone interview. >> he also said chinese authoritiy ies have set up seve new surveillance cameras at his home where his mother still lives. chen says the reassurances he got before leaving the embassy have not been kept and his rights are being violated. u.s. state department spokesperson victoria nuland said chen had a change of mind after half a day in the hospital. she added the u.s. government is rethinking its agreement with china and negotiating the possibility of chen and his family abroad. chinese government is trying to avoid a lengthy dispute that could accelerate demands for democracy. >>> the united states and china ended their first day of strategic and eco
and all nations. >> did the united states make it worse for the other disdissiden? even if there is a decision in this case? on the foreign relations committee, and, of course, you just saw video covering the story since the beginning, spoken to all the players. both "outfront" this evening. the past 48 hours, you barely slept as you've been talking to all the players. been intimidated yourself. how tense is the environment in beijing and are you hearing even if we could get a resolution in the case of chen that there could be a broader crackdown on dissidents? >> reporter: erin, extraordinarily tense and it's been that way for the past year. this is a leadership transition year in china. only happens once every ten years and they wanted to orchestrate this with absolutely no problems. frankly, it's blown up in their face not just with this case but others as well. just overnight more man 20 journali journalists, international journalists were called in and given this warning. if you continue to go to the hospital where chen is being held, you will have your visas revoke
there and if the chinese government ends up having to give him back or let him go to the united states, such a public problem, for them, that they're going to crack down much harder on those who remain? >> well, erin, china's an oppressive regime, and chen guangcheng has been part of being on the end of the repression that exists in china. so any time that we give, you know, an opportunity to a chinese dissident, either to come into our embassy or to try to negotiate as we are doing in this case, for him to come to the united states with his family, the reality is, that regime is going to still be there and it's going to continue to oppress its people. that's why speaking up about human rights in a more broader discussion is incredibly important. >> and maybe a silver lining here. talking to people who spent significant time in china for these situations, they say to their knowledge there's never been a dissident who came into the u.s. embassy basically released on to the streets? resolved another way. they come to the united states, for example. the u.s. was under incredible pressure to resolve this
other have worked together back in the 1990's?" maybe this is a complement to the united states. guest: cooperation between two countries is good. mill to mill relationships which we have lots of countries including countries that are not our closest friends, we used to have these relationships with pakistan and we stopped at our peril in our relationship with pakistan and that has declined as you are well aware relationships, especially like economic dialogue like hillary clinton and secretary of the treasury tim geithner had in beijing are very good things. what we should watch and a dangerous time his cooperative relationships where we will have competition like china and russia. that is what we should try to achieve. if we were doing and in the late 1990's, that is a good thing. host: this question is from twitter - guest: first of all, i don't call it the arabis spring. -- the arab spring. i called the arab awakening. the organizing events is the birth of the arab citizen. think about that. citizens of mellon fell other officials have not done well in egypt yes. it is an important
that receive hiv virals because of the assistance by the united states and the other donor countries, especially the global fund. getting back to the title of our panel, to aid or not to aid. do i think we should aid? yes, i think it's in the best interest of the country and it's the right as a global leader. could it be more effective? absolutely. should we fund more? i think so. but right now, we are living in a time in history when the world has changed more than ever before in terms of the development gains, and yet millions and millions of people still live in extreme poverty. we know social economic injustice breed terror. we are trying to fight violence and terror, and wouldn't it be better to invest in programs that improve -- that reduce poverty and improve the equality between people and really bring hope to the rest of the world? that's the thought that i would like to leave you with today. [ applause ] >> thank you very much, carrie. heather hurlburt. >> thanks. so since unlike carrie and judith, i don't work for a governmental entity, i am more free to say provocative th
to the united states so he can pursue his studies. >> clinton also said she was, quote, encouraged by this two-sentence statement from china's foreign ministry. quote, if he wishes to study overseas as a chinese citizen, he can, like any other chinese citizens, process relevant procedures with relevant departments through normal channels in accordance to the law. several chinese newspapers launched an insult on chen and the u.s. describing the dissident as a pawn of the united states. china's official news agency did not follow suit suggesting there might be disagreement in china over how to save face in this crisis with both clinton and geithner on chinese soil. the chinese government, they say, has said they will accept his applications for appropriate travel documents and they would give his visa and family v. request priority. it follows a tense 48-hours where he in a beijing hospital surrounded by security answered a phone call from high man rights activist as they were meeting with republican members of congress. >> translator: i want to meet with the secretary, clinton. i hope i can get
for oil. we can increase oil production in the united states by $4 milli 4 million barrels a day. it won't be done in places like nigeria. and we need to do more than label china a currency manipulator. we need to take absolute firm action that generates results. >> yep. so here's what's frustrated me which you two will appreciate over three years of doing this every day through various iterations and climates. my newest opinion, if you will, jared, is this. that the way that we talk about solving our problems, meaning the way that our government takes an inventory of what the problem is, plans to address the problem, executes the plan to problem and reviews what that plan was to adapt its future deployment is basically nonexistent. that our culture, not just nobody's fault -- our culture has prevailed by secrecy and two sets of rules at every layer and that naturally creates a dysfunctional structure. and until we repair that, that our capacity to solve these other issues is heavily impaired. no the that we shouldn't do it, but that our capacity to address them is impaired by our failur
but to come to the united states for safety. >> do you think that is going to happen? he is saying that china has reneged on its promise to look after him to maintain his safety? does he have a chance to come to the united states? >> i think there is a little opening, a little crack with respect to the state department. they have softened up understand over the last couple of days. they are saying that even if he might have originally said he wanted to stay in china, now he says he wants to come to america, and they are acknowledging that he has changed his position. my hope is that they will change his position. the fact that he is not in the embassy anymore complicates matters. but the united states, having botched the situation, there will be less repercussions from trying to get him out of the hospital and back into the embassy and into the united states than simply abandoning him at this juncture. >> good to talk to you. thank you very much. >> it was responding to a resolution from the un security council threatening sanctions against both countries unless the cross border violence and
to apply to study in the united states. >> a week ago, the 40-year-old estate house arrest fleeing to the u.s. embassy in beijing. he was sent to a chinese hospital for treatment, which is when the activist made a dramatic call took a u.s. congressional hearing, asking for asylum, fearing for his and his family's life. >> though under heavy guard, he has been communicating with the outside world. he made an emotional call for freedom from his hospital in beijing. sadly, it seemed as if the diplomatic logjam between the u.s. and china might be breaking -- suddenly, it seemed as if the logjam might be breaking. >> i'm pleased that today, our ambassador has spoken with him again. our embassy staff and our doctor had a chance to meet with him, and he confirms that he and his family now want to go to the united states so he can pursue his studies. >> the plan gives china a way to save face and avoids the sticky issue of granting chen asylum. china's foreign ministry has played down the up side. >> chen has the same rights as other citizens and they applied to study abroad and go through relevant
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implications? >> well, you have a country that has -- calls the united states the great satan and the evilest thing on the face of the earth. you have a country that israel the little satan and deserved to be shoved in the sea or incinerated and the jewish people have no right to a state. you have a country that is actively supporting terrorism in a number of parts of the world. and they are without question -- they have enormous oil reserves and energy capability. they don't need energy to turn their lights on, that's for sure. everyone seems to agree. i've been out for six months. everyone agrees they are on a path toward developing a nuclear capability. from the standpoint of the united states, their behavior would be different if they had a nuclear weapon. they would have a capability that would be persuasive and intimidating to other countries. not to us. we're a long ways away but they can reach us. they have taken a ship down a river into the sea. and launched a missile. you don't need to reach the u.s. the radar signals out of the kind of cardinal ships that go in and out are common.
consequence and he'll come to the united states. andrea, i have to also -- >> i just wanted to play a little bit of what hillary clinton said in china this morning and then have you react to it. >> all of our efforts with mr. chen have been guided by his choices and our values. and i'm pleased that today, our ambassador has spoken with him again. our embassy staff and our doctor had a chance to meet with him. and he confirms that he and his family now want to go to the united states so he can pur u his studies. >> are you satisfied because clearly hillary clinton is going to leave for bangladesh then on to india. so this is going to take a couple of days at least for the paperwork. it's going to be the immediate family, not his mother, not the extended family. i understand he's going to be coming to nyu. are you satisfied with the agreement if he able so leave in a matter of days or a short amount of time? >> it's a step in the right direction. i do believe the ball was dropped largely in the begin and this groundswell of support, it was untenable to think he would find a safe place somewher
. the discussion about the growing number of independents in the united states. crux of this weekend on "after words," seth jones is interviewed by kimberly kosher saturday night at 10:00 eastern. also your questions and comments for tom brokaw in depth. >> the executive commission on china looks at his story and hears testimony from human rights groups on his legal advocacy work in china and the human abuse in the country. this is about two hours. >> the commission will come to order. good afternoon. the escape of chinese advocate was nothing short of a miraculously -- it has taken the world, not to mention chinese officials by complete surprise. it was a great relief that i and millions around the world learned his escape, reaching safety at the american embassy at the -- in beijing it. having been handed over to chinese officials by american diplomat said today, chen, his wife, and the rest of his family and friends appear to be in significant danger. notwithstanding potentially empty safety assurances from the hasese side, checn expressed desire to gain asylum for himself and his family. q
to a president of the united states. he has shown a lot of character in what he has done and i appreciate that from him. they talk about how much money he spends. he spent $5 trillion. we are $16 trillion in debt. when bush took over he was in the clear. that means that he spent $11,000 in eight years. that is 500,000 more -- i mean 500 million more than what obama has spent. where are they going to go with that? i am a republican, but i believe i am going to vote democratic this time. i cannot. go for cannot it is not right. it host: all right. this weekend is the libertarian party's national convention. c-span will be there throughout the weekend. it's being held in las vegas. you will see the beginning of it tonight at 9:00 eastern and then saturday on this network beginning at noon. and political news, the candidate mitt romney was in richmond, virginia, yesterday and in coverage of his visit, romney said virginia is the key to victory in the fall. he picked up the endorsement of michelle bachmann. there he is with governor bob mcdonnell. and from the boston globe, former home town of
there's no safe place in china. the talk should have been about getting him to the united states. not just himself, but his wife who was beaten severely overand over again, and all of those that helped him. and the chinese human right's activist that took him in her car to beijing. he is under house arrest or custody right now. there a lot of people we have concern for. unfortunately with the timeline of this summit, he was literally pushed out the door with some very vague, and i would say ineffective assurances, and now he realizes it and wants to come to the united states with his wife and friends. >> congressman, you're a politician and you have studied these situations for a long time. why would the chinese allow us to score an international propaganda victory of this sort, where we take one of their people, one of their citizens and the families who say back on a plane with our secretary of state, take them out of the country in the face of this diplomacy, to walk out with some people saying we're saving them from their own government, why would the chinese government ever
. the very time the vice president of china was meeting with the president of the united states, president obama, the president ambassador for human rights and religious freedom, susan, couldn't even get a visa to go to china. of course, china is a barbaric practical, force abortion and sterilization. the list goes on. in short, chance? is not an anomaly but systematic a pervasive human rights abuses committed by the chinese government against his own people. as recent as today, the "washington post" reported that china quote continues its crackdown on people who are believed to have helped chen, integral. chance there wasn't an escape house arrest has been asked only by the of the brave individuals who have great personal risk to themselves assist them in breaking free on the captors who tormented, isolate mistreated him for more than 18 months. several have subsequently been detained, arrested were placed under house arrest. in light of the realities in a newly emergent account as the chen's wife was treated in the days following is a skid the chinese, it is hard to comprehend why the ad
and the united states over a variety of issues. but more conventionality here, islam is now the second great faith in the united states way behind christianity but, it's surpassed judaism as the numbers here. we've had wonderful experiences with new age religion though note-- remember how the ramtha people and cynthia jones kind bridled at that term new age. they didn't particularly like it so it's a sociological term. but new religious movements, new spiritualities that are emerging, they are new, they are different. if it's different let's hate it. no! let's not. that's the attitude that we want to overcome here just because it happens to be new. skeptics, atheist, humanist, some of the most religious people i have ever met have been the atheist, they have a huge-- you can take the six dimensions and track it right on down. so, these are kinds of people in society that might not reflect the prevailing values, new revelations that may have an intense way prosthetising such as the unification church sometimes called moonies or scientology is always popping up because of various issues that p
-americans who were struggling for freedom in the united states. if you look there is a study of the montgomery bus boycott by a historian named stuart burns, and he talks about how people involved in the montgomery movement were following the developments, the nationalist movement in the gold coast colony. that was the british colony before it became the independent country of ghana. so there was this awareness that africans and their nationalist movements were moving faster, that africans were about to gain their freedoms before african-americans could ride on a bus and take any seat they wanted or, you know, eat at an integrated lunch counter. and sncc made this connection as a way of criticizing the slow pace of change in the united states. they said that all of africa would be free before we could get a hamburger and a cup of coffee. and, of course, sncc in the end was about much more than integrating the lunch counters in the south. they were for voting rights, you know, and for educational opportunity. they were for political independence. so people were making those connections and kwam
negotiators from eight nations will join the united states in dallas for talks on a new trade agreement. you know what that means, right, usu.s. negotiators want access o hundreds of consoomplez. darren gersh reports tonight it could be some of the last jobs left here at home making shoes. >> tom, when you buy athletic shoes, you probably don't know it but you're most likely paying somewhere between 5 and $15 in what's called an import tariff. a tax on imported shoes to protecting jobs in the united states. and that tariff has set off a sneaker war. on one side there's new balance, the last company to make athletic shoes in the united states. on the other side you'll find retailers and companies like nike. they design shoes in the united states. but they manufacture them in countries like vietnam. >> we have a 1930's tariff structure in the 21st century, and that is really ham perking our awe -- hampering our ability to grow jobs. >> the obama administration is working on a new trade deal with vietnam and other countries called the transpacific partnership. as the world's fastest growing sho
months ago, i never thought i'd live to see the day when adults in the united states government would be modeling america on europe. that that model doesn't work and they are in a crisis, an economic crisis, and we can't let that happen here. >> wow. great honor. and a great education. secretary donald rumsfeld, thank you so much for joining us here. >> thank you, sir. [ applause ] >> it probably worked better when i was only 78. >> all right. thank you. >> thank you all. >> here is the building going up in 1903. it was not the first and not the tallest. back in the 1890s when they were introduced, they were explained as a railroad bridge on the end. most people were afraid of it and as a matter of fact, you might think we were all loving it. we love innovation. we're new york. but actually the support guy who had this building was not too happy. he couldn't rent it out. nobody wanted to be in this building because they figured at any moment it was going to topple over. >> this weekend, lectures and history. new york city in the late 1900s. saturday at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. on c-span 3.
chinese activist. >> he has been offered a fellowship at a university in the united states. this case has increased tensions between the united states and china. >> it is the latest twist in a drama that threatened to dismantle a diplomatic agreement between the u.s. and china. the foreign ministry said they will allow the prominent activist to apply for a permit to study abroad. the secretary of call state hillary clinton -- secretary of state hillary clinton address the situation for the first time since arriving at a summit. >> a statement confirmed he can apply to travel abroad. >> they appear to be easing restrictions on chen. >> staff and our doctor had a chance to meet with him. he confirmed that he and his family now want to go to the united states so he can pursue his studies. >> the new deal is not welcomed by everyone. amnesty international call it an empty promise by the chinese. there are a few things chen is not getting including one he expressed recalling into a congressional meeting. >> i want to meet with secretary clinton. >> he also is not leaving on her plane. experts
? frustration with regional jihadi groups. he is telling them go attack the united states. i don't want you attacking the government. and they are like yeah yeah. we'll get back to you. it is really interesting. by the way they get a lot of sick days. we'll talk about that later too. you might too if you were a suicide bomber. here is what he said about losing their branding game. he says i plan to release a statement that we are starting a new phase to correct the mistakes we have made and regain a large group who has lost their trust in jihadi. people were starting to say, you know what al-qaeda is not on our side which is a pretty good assumption. and that's what bin laden was mad about. and when you go to somolia, he thought they were to lax. and he said: so interesting internal strife. when you come to the united states and their interpretation of what is going on here? here is an interesting quote: damn that stings. if i was vice president biden, i would be like hey, couldn't we take that one out? god i wonder what they thought of bush. please, please release those. bu
and in the united states. i see the lowest levels i've seen oil. oil is down 20% this week. those are your two indicators that markets are telling you that's what they are worried about. >> demand goes lower. of course, yields go lower and you wonder how low the fed will want them to go, huh? >> from a market perspective, it's going to be very difficult to trade more than 20 basis points either side of 2% for a while. especially after the failed selloff after the march 13 fed statement which gave us one shot at a selloff which brought us to a 240 yield. >> one question is you don't see any catalyst on the horizon that is going to take that uncertainty off the table until after the november election. i mean, what reaction have you seen? that's where the action is, the fed. you're not going to see much change until we get the clarity that we need. >> a couple things could happen. you're absolutely right. no obvious catalyst. at this point, at this rate with the way the data is going, i don't foresee ben bernanke doing any more than he's already done. no further hints than that. i do think that i
shootings are now a depressingly common feature of the daily news diet in the united states of america. but in this case, the alleged perpetrator is a very well-known political figure who has long personified the dark side of a very particular part of arizonan politics and american politics. in 2010, at an anti-immigration rally that featured speeches from russell appeapearce and jo arpaio, j.t. ready distributed these flyers, flyers saying that americans should put land mines along the u.s./mexico border. the flyer from the event, it's signed there j.t. ready, over there on the left, about halfway down, and it's also marked nsm, as in national socialist movement, as in national socialists, as in nazis, knneo nazis. j.t. ready then posted a picture of him and his friends holding up the land mine flyer while standing next to a van from univision. they think that's hilarious, the land mines thing by the -- yeah. that was in 2010. then in 2011, a member of the national socialist movement, a neo nazi was arrested in arizona with plastic tubs full of explosives. when he was picked up by the
that diplomatic standoff between the united states and china is finally coming to an end. at the center of it is the chinese human rights dissident chen guangcheng. he escaped from house arrest two weeks ago, was rescued by u.s. diplomats, and then with secretary of state clinton in beijing for talks, he was returned to the chinese. chen is still in a hospital being treated for a foot injury that he suffered in his escape. david martin picks up the story. >> reporter: just when it looked like the chen case was about to cause a major rupt nur u.s.-chinese relationes, secretary of state clinton wrapped up her tumultuous visit to beijing by announcing a deal that seemed to meet his latest demandses. >> i'm pleased that today our ambassador has spoken with him again. our embassy staff and our doctor had a chance to meet with him. and he confirms that he and his family now want to go to the united states so he can pursue his studies. >> reporter: that after a day in which chinese police had ringed the hospital where chen was undergoing medical tests. when u.s. officials drove up to check on
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